- Commercial | Organic Beech Grain Spawn
Commercial | Organic Beech Grain Spawn
|Spawn shelf life||4 months (refrigerated)|
|Flavor profile||Sweet, savory, nutty|
|Certifications||USDA certified organic|
|Bag weight||6 lbs|
Beech (Hypsizygus tessellatus) is a slow-growing edible mushroom that is found on beech trees in the wild, hence the name. Native to East Asia, they are perfect in soups, stews, stir-fries, or sauces, and maintain their crisp texture if added as the final ingredient. They have a lightly sweet, savory and nutty flavor, with a subtly crunchy texture and should always be served cooked (as their flavor is slightly bitter when raw). Beech can be a bit finicky, but generally grows well indoors. They require high CO2 levels to achieve delicate, long stems, but can also be fruited like oysters. They prefer cooler temperatures, and when they grow successfully, you can expect significant and commercially-viable harvests.
Beech grain spawn can be used for indoor production using sawdust-based sterile substrate.
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Hypsizygus tessellatus. Our favorite brown beech mushroom strain. Great for commercial production. Both strains are slow-growing, cool-weather mushrooms (55-65 degrees) and produce delicate, nutty clusters.
Colonization Temps 70-75 degrees F Fruiting Temps 55-65 degrees F CO2 Sensitivity 500-1000 ppm
Beech mushroom grain spawn can be mixed into sterilized hardwood sawdust to create beech substrate blocks.
Note: Grain spawn must be mixed with bulk substrate before you can fruit it. If you are new to growing mushrooms, we recommend purchasing a book on mushroom cultivation.
'Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms' by Paul Stamets
'Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation' by Tradd Cotter
If you don't plan to use immediately, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 4 months.